"DenSaga"

20+16+16+20(serial) pgs (+ sidestories). Appeared first time in DenSaga #1 (1992) to #4 (1994).
Story/Color/Art: Richard Corben (printed sign ©1992 (in part 1), ©1993 (in parts 2 & 3), © 1994 (in part 4) Richard Corben). Lettering: printed (Corben).

FRA FRA: as "Den: La quête", as a 2 part serial in Den: La quête Tome 1 (1999) to Tome 2, and as "Le prix du souvenir", as a beginning of serial in USA magazine [II] #68/69 (1993).
GER GER: as "Der Preis der Erinnerung", as one in Die phantastische Welt des Richard Corben #11 (1994).
NL NL: as "De Prijs der Herinnering", as one in Den [NL] 6.
SPA SPA: Part 1, as "DenSaga El precio de los recuerdos", in 2 part in Comix Internacional [SPA] #3 to #4, and Part 2, as "DenSaga Dias en el paraiso", in 2 part in Comix Internacional [SPA] #5 to #6.

Style: Full color. Genre: SF/Fantasy. Time Span: Ancient fantasy. Nudity: Full frontal nudity, both males and females.
Keywords: Bells. Training. Babies. Drugs. Spider monster. Special diet. Fight for life.
Synopsis: Story starts where "Den 5: Elements" ended. Zandor and Wyn saves Den, but Den escapes and follows bells to find Indian girl with lizard. Story of Den goes on in sidestorys. Den's master of slavery (in "Den 4") visits in story. DenSaga changes it path to follow Kil and Mal. Mal escapes form Kil, because he has a family elsewhere (in the beginning of Part 2 there is one collage page of memory bits from the story of "Children of Fire"). Pucca has now kids, David and Elie. She lives in Zeg's community against her will. Kil comes to help Mal. Kil meets a spider monster (spiders on my mind, on a cover of Horror in the Dark #4 (1991)!), a sombosucker.
Comment: Corben goes back to true colorworks. Brilliant, except the end of the story Beth Corben starts to work with him as a co-colorist. The most darkest story of DenSaga. The beginnings of Part 1 and Part 3 are the most interesting episodes of this story.
Extras: The Jan Strnad interview (February, March 2001). Den's Legacy, a full length run through of entire Den's adventures (beware a major spoilers!).

Copyright © 1997 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: September 4, 1997. Modified: September 23, 2009.